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Successful Special Reasons Hearing – No Points, No Fine and No Prosecution Costs Payable. - October 2021

Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this client at the special reasons hearing following a speeding offence where the driver’s speedometer was showing a faulty reading. Millicent was able to prove that the speedometer was faulty and persuade the Magistrates to deal with this by way of absolute discharge. This meant the […]

Company Director Escapes Endorsement by Amendment of Charge After Failing to Provide Driver Information - September 2021

This Company Director was before the Magistrates’ Court following 2 charges of failing to provide driver details following speeding offences committed in his Company vehicles (under s.172 Road Traffic Act 1988). Each offence carries 6 penalty points and a fine, making him a ‘totter’ and putting his Company out of […]

Careless Driver Avoids Disqualification - September 2021

Motoring lawyer Laura Newton represented a driver before the Magistrates’ Court, facing a charge of careless driving. The driver had been witnessed by police aggressively weaving in and out of traffic and travelling at excess speed. The case had begun in the Single Justice Procedure Court but adjourned as the […]

Totter with 12 Penalty Points Avoids Disqualification with Exceptional Hardship Application - August 2021

Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this driver at an exceptional hardship hearing before the Magistrates. This driver had accrued 12 penalty points following 4 speeding offences and risked being a ‘totter’ with a mandatory 6 month disqualification. Millicent was able to persuade the Magistrates to find exceptional hardship in this instance […]

Driver with 15 Penalty Points Avoids Any Period of disqualification - August 2021

This driver/company director, represented by Millicent Dooher, barrister, faced disqualification having accumulated 15 penalty points on his driving licence. Following representations made before the Magistrates’ Court, Millicent was able to persuade the Magistrates to find exceptional hardship in this instance, specifically due to the implications a disqualification would have on […]

Failure to Provide Driver Details: Found Not Guilty at Court - August 2021

Following a charge of failure to provide driver details under s.172 Road Traffic Act 1988, this vehicle owner, represented by barrister Millicent Dooher, successfully disputed the charge at Court and was found Not Guilty. Millicent was able to persuade the Court that despite the Notice being sent, it had never […]

130mph Speeding Offence Dealt with by Penalty Points. - July 2021

This driver was prosecuted for exceeding the speed limit, recorded at a speed of 130mph. Millicent Dooher, barrister, represented this driver at the Magistrates’ Court. Millicent was able to successful persuade the Court to deal with this matter by way of penalty points where the guidelines would suggest a 56+ […]

Exceptional Hardship Found for Driver with 18 penalty points. - July 2021

This driver, represented by barrister, Millicent Dooher, was summoned before the Magistrates’ Court following 6 speeding offences, and as such risked becoming a ‘totter’. Millicent successfully put forwards an argument of exceptional hardship, meaning the Driver was not disqualified at all, despite a total of 18 penalty points being endorsed […]

LGV Driver Facing a 6 Months’ Disqualification Keeps Licence After Successful Exceptional Hardship Argument - July 2021

An LGV driver appeared before the Magistrates’ Court facing a 6 months’ disqualification as a “totter” after acquiring 12 penalty points to their licence.  Represented by Lisa Lyden-Cowan, the driver gave evidence to the Magistrates of the effect such a disqualification would have. In this case the Magistrates found exceptional […]

Drunk Driver Avoids Custodial Sentence after Blowing in Excess of 4 Times the Legal Limit. - June 2021

Barrister Helen Newbold represented this driver after they were reported to the police for drink driving after a minor traffic collision. Having blown a sample of breath well in excess of 4 times the legal limit the driver was under no illusion that the starting point for sentencing in the […]

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